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June 26, 2020 at 10:21 pm #1343297Timo
My question is related to multilingual websites.
I noticed that there is already a Finnish translation of GeneratePress (https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-themes/generatepress/). There are also great translation plugins for WordPress, that can help me to translate the content on my website.
But there is still something I haven’t yet figured out and that is: how should I implement a multilingual WordPress site with GeneratePress?
For instance, for each post, there is a bit of metadata visible, like: “April 27, 2020 by Timo”.
The date formatting is a bit different in my country, but I don’t pay attention to it for now. However, the word “by” needs a translation, and it’s provided by the theme(?).
So how does the translation occur in practice:
a) I translate the word “by” (and the rest of the words provided by the theme) with WPML. But this means that the next time a new version of GeneratePress comes out, the translation will be overridden back to the original?
b) I’ll install a separate version of GP (the Finnish version) next to my English version?
What is the preferred way to do this? Or rather, is there a nice way to do it?
TimoJune 27, 2020 at 9:04 am #1343771LeoStaffCustomer Support
I translate the word “by” (and the rest of the words provided by the theme) with WPML. But this means that the next time a new version of GeneratePress comes out, the translation will be overridden back to the original?
Not 100% sure but if the translation is done with the plugin then it shouldn’t be overwritten when updating GP.
Can you give that a shot? Just remove the current version and reupload it.June 27, 2020 at 11:15 am #1343861Timo
Ok, thanks.June 27, 2020 at 11:21 am #1343864LeoStaffCustomer SupportJune 29, 2020 at 12:05 pm #1346086Timo
Don’t know, haven’t tried yet 🙂
I’ll get to this later.
TimoJune 29, 2020 at 2:15 pm #1346214LeoStaffCustomer SupportJuly 4, 2020 at 12:06 am #1351320Timo
So if I wanted to install the Finnish version of GeneratePress, how would I do it?July 4, 2020 at 9:10 am #1351840LeoStaffCustomer Support
Like as the default version?
If your WordPress language setting is Finnish then the translation should automatically apply as it’s 100% translated:
https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-themes/generatepress/July 4, 2020 at 11:30 am #1351984Timo
So I installed GP and switched the WordPress language to Finnish.
Now, when I go to the front page of the website, most of the content is in Finnish. But then, there are some words in English, like Uncategorized or 1 comment:
What do I need to do next? Are those untranslated words coming from WordPress or from the theme?
TimoJuly 4, 2020 at 1:01 pm #1352048LeoStaffCustomer SupportJuly 6, 2020 at 3:24 am #1353604Timo
Yes, I can do that.
What about the word “comments”. Is that coming from GeneratePress or from WordPress?July 6, 2020 at 8:24 am #1354113LeoStaffCustomer SupportJuly 6, 2020 at 9:27 pm #1354681Timo
Actually, the texts I have mentioned are now translated.
I’ll refer to the documentation if needed. Thanks!July 7, 2020 at 8:44 am #1355471
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